Learn economics while having fun, thanks to Asterix and Obelix. The Cité de l'économie (Citéco), the first museum in Europe dedicated to the economy, saw in the adventures of the two famous Gauls, the opportunity to explain to young and old the principles of the discipline: production, exchanges, consumption, taxation, role of money, inflation too. After Largo Winch in 2020 and 2021, this new exhibition will feature the comics of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, and will address many economic themes, through games, films, quizzes too.
"Asterix is a satire of our modern world," says Philippe Gineste, director of Citéco. In a playful and funny way, the economy is present in all the albums, without the reader realizing it: globalization with a Venetian merchant, the organization of the city, the intervention of the state. The Roman world is organized, trades, builds roads... In the album Obelix et Compagnie, the economics enthusiast sees the intervention of the State to create a market (in this case the sale of menhirs).
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In The Domain of the Gods, the construction of a new city, with its issues of social dialogue. For this exhibition entitled "The economy according to Asterix", which opens its doors on October 21 - a few days before the release of the fortieth album of the adventures of Asterix and Obelix -, Citéco expects 20,000 to 30,000 visitors. But by the organizers' own admission, they will not leave with a recipe for a magic potion for the economy.